In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization
In vitro fertilization (IVF) means “fertilization in glass” or in the laboratory. IVF is a process by which egg cells are fertilized by sperm outside the body. The process involves hormonally controlling the ovulatory process, removing ova (eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a fluid culture medium. Following fertilization and cell division after a number of days in a humidity and temperature controlled incubator, the embryo is then transferred into the patient’s uterus with the intent of establishing a successful pregnancy.
An IVF cycle involves six main sequential steps:
Important information regarding your IVF cycle can be found here: